Office of the President/CEO
President's Leadership Team

Kathleen E. Christensen, Ph.D.
Vice President, Student Services

Dr. Christensen has led Austin Community College Student Services since 2003. She held administrative and counselor roles in the Wisconsin Technical College system since 1980, most recently as Vice President of Student Services at Milwaukee Area Technical College. She also held corporate level human resources responsibilities in major department stores in Milwaukee and New Orleans. She began her career in teaching in the public schools in Fort Collins, Colorado and New Orleans, Louisiana.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Educational Administration, a Master’s degree from the University of New Orleans, in Guidance and Counseling, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Education.

She lives in Austin with her husband, Carl, and they have a wonderful grandson, Henrik.

Contact information:, 512.223.7053.